Our Children Also Weep
“If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.” – Mahatma Gandhi.
The Syrian Refugee Crisis is the largest humanitarian crisis of our times. What makes it worse is that of the approximately 1.1 million refugees who have been accepted into Lebanon, close to half a million are children under the age of 11 years. These children and their parents – those who have any left – have suffered unspeakable horrors that will haunt them for the rest of their existence.
In an effort to facilitate healing and positive coping among these refugees, we have embarked on a mission whose primary objective is to facilitate a shift in self-image from passive victim to active survivor. It was to support this noble project that the young students of Al Mahdi Madrasah, Wessex dedicated their assembly on the 26th of November, 2016.
By linking the migration (hijrah) of the Muslims during the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), the children were able to understand the important role they play as helpers of their brothers and sisters worldwide. Their personal donations collected £145 towards providing mental health services to the Syrian refugees. Their added prayers were priceless.
WF AID has so far raised and donated over £121,000 to help with the mental health treatment of Syrian refugees and continues to fund this project in the hope of one day helping every refugee regain control of their lives.